WordPress 3.9 “Smith” is available for the updating of all blogs hosted by Altervista; the aim of this new main release is to close the gap between editing and publishing, giving you a better experience in What You See Is What You Get process.
Here’s the official video with the notable news.
Media And Editing
Visual editing has been improved in speed and mobile support. It also became more accessible: now you can past texts from your writing software.
Uploading your images is now easier than ever: you can drag and drop from your desktop to the editor, where you have quick access to crop and rotation tools.
Gallery preview, directly in the editor, and file audio simple are two new features added in this update, WordPress 3.9 “Smith”.
Browsing themes is more easy with the new navigation bar at the top of the page.
For the full list of new features contained in WordPress 3.9 “Smith” you can read the post on WordPress.org blog, here.
Running a WordPress blog on Altervista gives you a bunch of unique opportunities.
There’s a lot of stuff hidden in the code, developed to improve performances and build great features. There’s the chance to earn with ads but the clearly stunning asset, in a WordPress blog hosted on Altervsta, is the graphic themes freely available.
A dedicated staff has been working on it and we’re now happy to announce a fully renewed gallery of WordPress themes; all on them is offered totally free of charge.
Take a look at some of the best WordPress themes we’re offering free of charge for your blog. Every one of them is customizable: header and background images, colors and fonts. Each of them is updated at the latest version available and ready for Altervista advertising program.
WordPress Themes Gallery
Whimsical Love: looks like handwritten with classical two columns layout. Continue reading →
Dedicated to one of the greatest jazz player of all the time, Charlie “Bird” Parker, WordPress 3.8 is available for blogs hosted by Altervista.
Modern new design, colorful update and availability on every device are the keywords for this WordPress main release.
From Profile page you can preview and chose between eight new admin color schemes, the admin dashboard is totally responsive so you can manage your blog from any device: from smartphone and tablets: easy and fast such as from a desk computer.
Some of these features were anticipated, here on Altervista, since from September by adding MP6 plugin to manage the Admin Dashboard design. We followed the new WordPress approach: the “plugin-first development process“.
Altervista has added exclusive features to the WordPress admin dashboard: tools to customize design, earn with the blog, set mobile features and connect the blog with social networks.
Start a blog on Altervista gives you the opportunity to use one of the best blogging software available: WordPress.
Manage a blog on Altervista gives you also the chance to earn money, if you decide to display ads on your pages, and if you do you can use the most popular ads network available to monetize your content: Google AdSense.
Altervista and Google AdSense are now linked in a partnership that has generated Altervista With Google AdSense adv network.
It’s a peculiar adv system that pays you both for impressions and clicks on ads.
Here it is how it works. Continue reading →
Here on Altervista you can run your website with Joomla! or with WordPress or with both of them, if you like it. You can install your favorite CMSs within a few click, with the needed bandwidth and web space and you find them at the latest version available, because we keep them constantly up to date.
Now we are releasing Joomla! 2.5.16 and WordPress 184.108.40.206 but we always watch out for the latest software update to bring you, as fast as we can, the freshest version.
A little resume: Altervista is a steady hosting, pretty well designed for do whatever you want with your free of charge web space.
We offer a selection of CMSs to run your site and we keep them updated, so you can mind just at your website and not bother with installing and uploading or checking out technical settings.
Altervista it’s ads free but if you want to collect earnings from your web job everything is ready to make you start to gain.
Give a glimpse here, to our Earn Blog, and stay updated about earning on Altervista.
On Altervista you can start a website for free. Advertisements on your website, or blog, are not mandatory, but if you decide to display ads on it you gain money and you’ll be paid both for page views and clicks.
Insert ads on an Altervista blog is pretty easy. We offer WordPress to run blogs we host and we’ve set a one click system to display ads on your website.
1) GO TO THE “EARN” PAGE
This is the WordPress dashboard customized by the Altervista team. Click on Earn to start and go to the earning setting page.
2) ACTIVATE VIDEOBANNER 300X250
In this page you can choose different banner size and adv networks. Adv networks on Altervista are two: Altervista Banner and Altervista With Google AdSense, you need a Google AdSense account to join this network, and link it to Altervista. You can both create or associate to Altervista your existing Google AdSense account on this dashboard.
3) CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE
Talking about banner size: there are many of them but the best reward comes from Altervista banner 300×250, displayed on the top of the page. If you want a second position choose the 728×90 (at the top of the page).
Even better, for your earnings, is to mix up adv networks and join both of them: Altervista Banner and Altervista With Google AdSense. For this network, born in partnership with Google, we suggest you to insert Large Video Banner 336×280 both at the top and at the bottom of posts.
4) AD IS ON THE SIDEBAR AND YOU START TO EARN!
Altervista Banner is a ready to use network: as you click on a banner size, and save settings, you can see the advertisement on your blog sidebar. Instead Altervista With Google AdSense banners: for displaying these ads you need to have an approved Google AdSense account and it may takes some minutes, or even one hour, to see them on your website.
In order to ensure safety on Altervista’s sites and shoot down the spam we’ve arranged a few changes on our FTP (File Transfer Protocol) connection system.
From now you can upload or modify the contents via FTP only from the same country of your registration. For example if you have opened the site from UK will be able to use FTP only from UK territory.
Of course, in the control panel of AlterVista (Tools -> FTP), you can disable this restriction at any time, or add other nations among those allowed.
In addition, you can now use encrypted connections (TLS) and create additional FTP users to share access with other people. For each user pyu can choose whether to give full access to your web space or only a sub-directory.
Magnificent templates produced by the fantastic design factory Woo-Themes available free of charge on AlterVista, the WordPress based blog hosting.
Woo-Themes is one of the best factory design in the world, it produces graphical themesfor WordPress focused on a professional level.
Woo-themes templates are a perfect base for magazine, portfolio photo, personal blog, complex or minimalistic sites. AlterVista offers you a unique opportunity to try professional layouts without spending a dime.
AlterVista with its free of charge hosting is an optimal solution to run a blog at its full potential.
Gorgeous WordPress Themes
Look here at some examples and have an idea of the stunning quality we’re talking about when we talking about Woo-Themes templates.
How to activate Woo-Themes templates on AlterVista
Start usign Woo-Themes on AlterVista is pretty easy.
From the dashboard of AlterVista WordPress clickAppearance> Themesin the vertical menu on the right. Click Choose new themes on the managing page and check the Woo-Themes slideshow.
Pick up the one you prefer, click on Install and it’s done: you’re ready to use it.
The extimated value of each template is, on average, about $ 50 each; AlterVista, as mentioned, offers them free of charge with its WoordPress hosting.
All Woo Themes templates are are freely editable both via CSS and HTML, like all other WordPress templates available on AlterVista.
In order to obtain support about any issue concerning WordPress on AlterVista please write here.
When we change something in our services we do by following the advice of users of AlterVista. We have done so for the backup, the way to secure the contents of your site by creating a “snapshot” restorable with one click, if it were needed.
Taking note of the suggestions that over time AlterVista’s users got us, both on the forum and via email, we made some changes to the backup service: mysql and web space. Now you can restore a backup of size at will at any time of day, and no more only at certain times.
Backup – AlterBlog
For AlterBlog the backup is a single object. Depending on the traffic data (see table below) is activated on a monthly / fortnightly / weekly and in case of need you can return your blog to one of the “snapshots” available. You can increase the frequency of backup for free, with AlterCent, or with a small annual fee.
Backup – AlterSite
AlterSite backup is divided into mysql database backup and backup of the web space.
The database backup is granted free of charge by AlterVista. The frequency of backup is sorted by site traffic, as follows.
Weekly for sites with more than 20,000 pageviews / month
Fortnightly for sites with at least 1000 pageviews / month
Monthly for sites with at least 500 pageviews / month
You can increase the frequency of database backups and schedule backup of the web space for free, using the AlterCent, or with small payments.
Backups can be scheduled and used independently from the traffic generated from the site.